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Little Libraries

There are 44 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612
Bibliomania (0.2 miles)
1816 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
388 9th Street, Suite 190, Oakland, CA 94607
659 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
721 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607
Snow Park, Oakland, CA 94612
125 14th Street, Oakland, CA 94612
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2, Oakland, CA 94612-3031
Dan F. Webb Books (0.6 miles)
15 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Lake Merritt Lodge (0.7 miles)
2332 Harrison St, Oakland, CA 94612
900 Fallon St, Oakland, CA 94607
1801 Adeline St, Oakland, CA 94607
550 El Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94610
Walden Pond Books (1.4 miles)
3316 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610
1005 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Marcus Books (1.7 miles)
3900 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609
3941 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
4014 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Issues (1.8 miles)
20 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
Book Zoo (1.8 miles)
14 Glen Ave, Oakland, CA 94611
160 41st Street, Oakland, CA 94611
641 W Red Line Ave, Alameda, CA 94501
Spectator Books (1.9 miles)
4163 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611
Black Swan Books (2.0 miles)
4236 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, ca 94611
Tavistock Books (2.2 miles)
1503 Webster Street, Alameda, CA 94501

Local events

Sep
19
The Our Parents Made Us Do This Book Club at Books Inc. Alameda
Books Inc. in Alameda, Friday, September 19 at 5pm
The OUR PARENTS MADE US DO THIS BOOK CLUB will discuss The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.

Location: Books Inc. Street: 1344 Park St City: Alameda, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
Sep
19
NYMBC presents JANDY NELSON at Books Inc. Opera Plaza
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza, Friday, September 19 at 7pm
Named a 2011 Young Adult Library Services Association "Best Fiction for Young Adults pick" for her debut novel, The Sky is Everywhere, Not Your Mother's Book Club™ proudly presents presents highly acclaimed author Jandy Nelson sharing her latest masterpiece, I'll Give You the Sun. With rave reviews by the likes of New York Times-bestselling authors Ransom Riggs and Tahereh Mafi, I'll Give You the Sun is a radiant novel which will leave you breathless and teary and laughing—often all at once.

Location: Books Inc. Street: 601 Van Ness City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Fall Book Sale
Oakland Public Library - Montclair Branch, Saturday, September 20 at 10:30am
Come shop a great selection of gently used fiction, non-fiction and children's books at bargain prices! Profits support library programs, facilities and services. Tons of books, most priced under $2 each - great deals all day, plus fill-a-bag discounts from 2-3pm. (montclairfriends)
Sep
20
Larkspur - Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater discuss and sign "Juice"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Saturday, September 20 at 10:30am
Diesel, A Bookstore in Larkspur welcomes Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater to the store to discuss and sign their new book, Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, and Living Well, on Saturday, September 20th at 10:30am. Please note: This event will take place under the big tent at the Marin Country Mart Farmers' Market.

Juicing was once considered a fringe practice of raw-food zealots, but now it has become a widely accepted source of vital nutrients and an integral part of a fit and healthy lifestyle. In this full-color health guide and cookbook (which really only requires a blender to use) the founders of Los Angeles-based Pressed Juicery demonstrate seventy-five of their most popular juices, including signature beverages like Chocolate Almond and Coconut Mint Chip. Also included are detailed instructions on how to do a juice cleanse safely, the benefits of juicing, and testimonials from those who have experienced personal health transformations.

Carly de Castro, Hedi Gores, and Hayden Slater are the founders of Pressed Juicery, a Los Angeles-based chain of juice shops with more than twenty locations in Northern and Southern California. Pressed Juicery has been featured in numerous magazines, TV and radio programs, and websites.

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Larkspur Additional: Marin Country Mart, 2419 Larskspur Landing Circle City: Larkspur, Province: California Postal Code: 94939 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Hayden Slater, Carly de Castro
Diesel abook store - Larkspur, Saturday, September 20 at 10:30am
Hayden Slater (Juice)
Carly de Castro (Juice) (added from Random House)
Sep
20
eBook Help Desk Drop-in
Alameda County Library - Fremont Main Library Branch, Saturday, September 20 at 11:30am
Walk in and learn how to download electronic books,audiobooks, magazines and video.  Bring in your smartphone, tablet, eReader or laptop and see what is available for your device. Electronic media is available 24/7 from the library's website.  They are free with your library card and there are no late fees!  
Bring in your device and don't forget your library card.
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401
Location: FREMONT BRANCH - Get Directions (added from Eventkeeper)
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Sep
20
Kristin Newman
Book Passage, Saturday, September 20 at 1pm
Kristin Newman (What I was doing while you were breeding)

Kristin Newman is a television writer who has worked in Hollywood for almost twenty years. She has written for That '70s Show, Chuck, How I Met Your Mother, and ABC's The Neighbors. (added from Random House)
Sep
20
Congressman JOHN LEWIS & ANDREW AYDIN at Calvary Presbyterian Church
Books Inc. in Alameda, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
The San Francisco Waldorf High School Lecture Series presents "A Champion for Civil Rights on the Continuing March for Equality" with Congressman John Lewis of Georgia and Congressional Aide Andrew Aydin, co-authors of March, the first book in a graphic novel trilogy which gives a vivid and powerful account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Illustrated by Eisner Award-winner Nate Powell, and with a Starred Review by Publishers Weekly and Booklist, March is rooted in Lewis' personal story, and also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. This conversation will be moderated by National Book Award-nominated historian Adam Hochschild, author of several works of non-fiction including To End All Wars and Bury the Chains. Click here to R.S.V.P.

Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church Street: 2515 Fillmore Street City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
20
Kimberley Hasselbrink
Macy's Union Square, Saturday, September 20 at 2pm
Kimberley Hasselbrink (Vibrant Food)

Kimberley Hasselbrink is a food photographer, writer, and creator of the acclaimed site The Year in Food, which was a finalist in Saveur's 2012 Best Food Blog Awards and has been nominated again this year. Her work appears regularly in the Etsy blog, and her photography clients include Williams Sonoma, Bon Appetit, Harvard Common Press, Kinfolk magazine, Edible San Francisco, Foodzie, Rewinery, Grist, and CUESA. The Year in Food has been praised by The Kitchn, Food52, Gourmet Live, Anthology magazine, Refinery 29, Spry Living, and Babble. Bon Appetit named Kimberley's Instagram account one of the fifteen Best Accounts for Food Lovers. (added from Random House)… (more)
Sep
20
RUTH OZEKI in conversation with JOAN BIGWOOD
Kepler's Books, Saturday, September 20 at 4pm
Ruth Ozeki in conversation with Joan Bigwood

Saturday, September 20, 4:00 p.m.

A Tale for the Time Being

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki—shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award

In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future.

Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

“A delightful yet sometimes harrowing novel . . . Many of the elements of Nao’s story—schoolgirl bullying, unemployed suicidal ‘salarymen,’ kamikaze pilots—are among a Western reader’s most familiar images of Japan, but in Nao’s telling, refracted through Ruth’s musings, they become fresh and immediate, occasionally searingly painful. Ozeki takes on big themes . . . all drawn into the stories of two ‘time beings,’ Ruth and Nao, whose own fates are inextricably bound.” —The New York Times Book Review

Ruth Ozeki is a novelist, filmmaker, and Zen Buddhist priest. Her first two novels, My Year of Meats (1998) and All Over Creation (2003), have been translated into 11 languages and published in 14 countries. Her most recent work, A Tale for the Time-Being (2013), was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and will be published in over thirty countries.

Joan Bigwood, like Ruth, is a graduate of Smith College. She has spent the past twenty-five years earning her keep as a writer, primarily in marketing communications. Her comic novel, Co-opted, won an Indie Reader award and her new play, Or Current Resident, is under development locally. Through social media channels, Joan has reached out to readers of Ruth's latest novel, A Tale for the Time Being, and has collected the questions on everybody's lips, covering topics ranging from Zen Buddhist practices to Japanese-style bullying, environmental activism and writer's block.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
21
Hayden Slater
Book Passage, Sunday, September 21 at 1pm
Hayden Slater (added from Random House)
Sep
21
DAYTIME FICTION BOOK CLUB
Kepler's Books, Sunday, September 21 at 2pm
Daytime Fiction Book Club

Sunday, September 21, 2:00 p.m.

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Penobscot Indian Molly Ayer is close to “aging out” out of the foster care system. A community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping Molly out of juvie and worse... As she helps Vivian sort through her possessions and memories, Molly learns that she and Vivian aren’t as different as they seem to be. A young Irish immigrant orphaned in New York City, Vivian was put on a train to the Midwest with hundreds of other children whose destinies would be determined by luck and chance. Molly discovers that she has the power to help Vivian find answers to mysteries that have haunted her for her entire life – answers that will ultimately free them both. Rich in detail and epic in scope, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of unexpected friendship, and of the secrets we carry that keep us from finding out who we are.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
22
Prenatal Fitness with Patty
The Reading Bug, Monday, September 22 at 5:45pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Bollywood Dance(Now) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(2 days) Author Tim Federle(3 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)
Sep
22
Bollywood Dance
The Reading Bug, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
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Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Bollywood Dance(Now) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(2 days) Author Tim Federle(3 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)
Sep
22
Oakland - The Diesel Readers discuss "Sparta"
Diesel, a bookstore - Oakland, Monday, September 22 at 7pm
Diesel, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes The Diesel Readers back to the store to discuss Sparta by Roxana Robinson on Monday, September 22nd at 7pm.Conrad Farrell, an officer in the Marines, has just returned home after four years in Iraq. He wasn’t shot or wounded, and he hasn’t suffered psychological troubles. Still, civilian life is nothing like it should be. He finds it hard to reconnect with the people and places he loved. As his life becomes increasingly difficult to negotiate – unable to recover his past, unable to imagine his future, unable to stay in the present – Conrad begins to feel trapped, and fears that his growing rage will have irreparable consequences.

This event is free and all are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Location: Street: DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland Additional: 5433 College Ave City: Oakland, Province: California Postal Code: 94618-1502 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Patricia Unterman, Jean-Pierre Moullé, Denise Lurton Moullé
Omnivore Books on Food, Tuesday, September 23 at 00am
Patricia Unterman (Patricia Unterman's San Francisco Food Lover's Pocket Guide, Second Edition, French Roots)
Jean-Pierre Moullé (French Roots)
Denise Lurton Moullé (French Roots)

Patricia Unterman is currently the restaurant critic for the San Francisco Examiner. She is the chef and co-owner of the Hayes Street Grill in San Francisco and is a founder and board member of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.THE AUTHOR SCOOPFavorite cocktail? Harry’s Bar cocktail made with Carpano Antico What’s your favorite Ten Speed title? The River Cottage Meat Book Name a favorite dish that your mother used to make. Beef brisket with dried lima beans, paprika and garlic What was your first job? Scooping ice cream—I got fired What is your favorite sandwich? The smoked salmon and cucumber sandwich at the Sentinel in San Francisco What's the farthest you've ever traveled? South India What's your most unusual kitchen tool? Chestnut knife What's the best way to spend a rainy Saturday morning? At the farmers’ market (added from Random House)… (more)
Sep
23
Elise Dirlam Ching, Kaleo Ching
Sagrada, Tuesday, September 23 at 00am
Elise Dirlam Ching (Chi and Creativity, Faces of Your Soul, The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal)
Kaleo Ching (Chi and Creativity, Faces of Your Soul, The Creative Art of Living, Dying, and Renewal) (added from Random House)
Sep
23
The Book Club @ the Union City Library
The
CONQUEST
a novel
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Yxta Maya Murray
 
 
   
 The book club community contact is: Martha Brown
      510-475-7531
       Martha_brown4673@att.ne
The Book Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month.
                                       ​Location: UNION CITY BRANCH - Get Directions
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Sep
23
Fall Writing Class: Ages 8-12
The Reading Bug, Tuesday, September 23 at 5pm
My account | Register View your shopping cart.

Pre-K: Tues. & Thurs. at 11AM Babies & Toddlers: Wed. at 11AM Newborns: Fri. at 11AM All Ages: Sat. at 11AM

Stories & Free Crafts (Ages 3+): Sun. at 11AM Bollywood Dance(Now) Prenatal Fitness with Patty(2 days) Author Tim Federle(3 days) more About Kobo eBooks Browse eBooks (added from IndieBound)
Sep
23
Matthew Lederman
Book Passage, Tuesday, September 23 at 6pm
Matthew Lederman, MD, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Matt has lectured for the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition and appeared in the films Healing Cancer From the Inside Out and Forks Over Knives. With Alona, he cofounded Transition To Health and coauthored Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole. Matt joined Whole Foods Market in 2010 to help direct various health and wellness projects. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Sep
23
Matthew Lederman
Book Passage, Tuesday, September 23 at 6pm
Matthew Lederman, MD, is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician specializing in nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Matt has lectured for the eCornell T. Colin Campbell Certificate Program in Plant-Based Nutrition and appeared in the films Healing Cancer From the Inside Out and Forks Over Knives. With Alona, he cofounded Transition To Health and coauthored Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole. Matt joined Whole Foods Market in 2010 to help direct various health and wellness projects. (added from Simon & Schuster)… (more)
Sep
23
ALEV LYTLE CROUTIER at Books Inc. Opera Plaza
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza, Tuesday, September 23 at 7pm
Twice-named San Francisco Main Library Author Laureate, member of Women Writers of the Bay Area, founder of the publishing company Mercury House, and the author of three criticially acclaimed novels, local author Alev Lytle Croutier celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary edition of her worldwide bestseller, Harem: The World Behind the Veil. A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised, this special edition includes a new introduction by the author.

Location: Books Inc. Street: 601 Van Ness City: San Francisco, Province: California Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
Erik Tarloff reads from his new novel All Our Yesterdays
Pegasus Books, Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm
Erik Tarloff reads from All Our Yesterdays

Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 pm

Location: Pegasus Books on Solano

Award-winning Berkeley author Erik Tarloff reads from his newest book, All Our Yesterdays. The novel follows a small group of friends and lovers in Berkeley, California from their student days in 1968 to the present.

About Erik Tarloff: Award-winning screenwriter, playwright, and novelist Erik Tarloff is the author of the national best-seller Face-Time, and The Man Who Wrote the Book, named one of the memorable books of the year by the New York Times. He has contributed reviews and articles to Earth, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, Working Woman, Washingtonian Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, Vogue,Salon, The American Prospect, and the Financial Times. He is currently a blogger at Atlantic Online.

Location: Street: Pegasus Books on Solano Additional: 1855 Solano Ave City: Berkeley, Province: California Postal Code: 94707-2306 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
23
SARAH GRANGER in conversation with LISEN STROMBERG
Kepler's Books, Tuesday, September 23 at 7:30pm
Sarah Granger in conversation with Lisen Stromberg

Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 p.m.

The Digital Mystique: How the Culture of Connectivity Can Empower Your Life--Online and Off

While the Internet era is one that is frequently criticized as undermining our health, privacy, concentration, and ability to sustain real-world relationships, Granger takes a more optimistic and empowering view. She shares real-life stories and surprising facts about our lives—both online and off—to shed new and fascinating light on the positive effects of the digital media revolution, showing us how we can personally learn, grow, and thrive by engaging in our digitized world.

“A much-needed, comprehensive guide to defining our lives in the context of today’s digital age. With personal anecdotes and detailed tips, Sarah Granger sheds a beautiful light on many of the issues that have been on my mind, both personally and professionally.” (Randi Zuckerberg, New York Times bestselling author of Dot Complicated)

Sarah Granger is an award-winning digital media innovator who writes and speaks on how information technology impacts our lives and our world. A first-generation digital native, Granger has spent more than 25 years launching, building, and advising Internet and social media ventures. She has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, RT, and NPR. In 2012, she was recognized as a “40 Under 40” rising star by The Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Lisen Stromberg is an award-winning writer and journalist with a focus on women, economic development, and issues relevant to families and culture.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Sep
24
David Mitchell
Book Passage, Wednesday, September 24 at 12pm
David Mitchell (added from Random House)
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